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Campaigners against A&E closures gather ahead of London rally

Campaigners protesting against cuts to health services across the region will be in London today to take part in a national rally.

Protestors who want 24-hour A and E services reinstated at Grantham Hospital met at 7am this morning to travel to the capital.

The Hands off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary group has collected more than 80,000 signatures opposing the plans which they will hand into Downing Street later today.

Protestors board a coach in Huddersfield Credit: ITV Yorkshire


89-year-old Halifax man missing in London

Police are appealing for help to find an 89-year-old man from Halifax who has gone missing in London.

Josef Kuzio

Josef Kuzio, who is Ukrainian, left his home on Wednesday, October 21, to travel to London by coach to visit the Embassy of Ukraine, in Holland Park. The embassy confirmed he did attend but he has not been seen since.

Mr Kuzio is described white, about 5ft 3ins tall, slim, with grey hair. He was wearing a grey suit, a green parka type coat and a flat cap. He walks with a limp.

It is out of character for Mr Kuzio to go missing like this and his family are very concerned. He only had a relatively small amount of money with him and he does not have a mobile phone.

Given his age we are very concerned for his welfare and urgently need to hear from anyone who has seen him or who has any information that could assist in tracing him."

– Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson, Calderdale CID


'Surreal' realisation that bombers were from Leeds

The CEO of the Hamara Healthy Living centre in Beeston said it was "the most surreal and traumatic moment of my professional career" when he realised bombers were from Leeds.

Hanif Malik was speaking after Leeds City Councillors at an event in the city's Civic Hall marking ten years since the 7/7 bombings.

'Surreal' realisation that bombers were from Leeds

Leeds Mayor: We stand united against terrorism

The Lord Mayor of Leeds has led the silent tribute in the city where three of four London bombers lived and made their deadly devices, saying: "They did not represent this city 10 years ago and they do not represent it now."

Leeds Mayor: We stand united against terrorism

Judith Chapman was joined by a range of civic leaders for an official ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 attacks.

Ms Chapman told the gathering in the city centre: "We stand in solidarity with the city of London in commemorating these tragic events.

"Three of the perpetrators came from Leeds yet they knew nothing of the values of this city or of tolerance, respect and democracy."

The Lord Mayor said: "We know we stand side-by-side with the people of Leeds in opposition to terrorism and we stand side-by-side in having tolerance and respect for each other."

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Cameron 7/7 message: 'We will honour your memory'

Downing Street have released an image showing the message the Prime minister wrote on the wreath he laid at the 7/7 memorial this morning.

To the victims of terrorism in London ten years ago today. We grieve your loss and will honour your memory forever.

– David Cameron
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